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BREAKING NEWS: BEFFTA UK 2012 NOMINEES REVEALED IN A STAR-STUDDED MAYFAIR LAUNCH

BEFFTA Award- Winner Faith Child

BEFFTA Award- Winner Faith Child

The global award ceremony that honours and celebrates the achievements of personalities in showbiz is back in London for the 4th year. Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts (BEFFTA)UK  2012 press and nominees announcement launched in a star-studded event in Mayfair, London hosted by the legendary fashion designer Adebayo Jones. Among the press in attendance were BBC’s Julius Mbaluto, Sixoone Media’s David Mbiyu, New African Woman Magazine editor Regina Jere-Malanda and more. BEFFTA entertainment icon and founder of Sutara Performing Arts academy Lorna Sutara Gayle was also among the special guests on the night. Among the nominees on the night was the young talented writer/director/producer Samuell Benta who received 4 nominations for the hit webseries All About The McKenzies and Oliver Twist Dbanj music video dancers the CEO dancers who received a nomination under best dance act.

CEO dancers at BEFFTA launch. Photo by OMOAKA

CEO dancers at BEFFTA launch. Photo by OMOAKA

Leyton Benta and Samuell Benta the creator of the hit webseries -All about the McKenzies

Leyton Benta and Samuell Benta the creator of the hit webseries -All about the McKenzies. Photo by SIXOONE MEDIA

Lorna Sutara  BEFFTA ENTERTAINMENT ICON at the launch in Mayfair

Lorna Sutara BEFFTA ENTERTAINMENT ICON at the launch. Photo by OMOAKA

BEFFTA UK 2012  online voting will begin on Sunday 7th October and end on Sunday 21st October.

The main award ceremony on 27th October.

BEFFTA UK 2012 full nomination list below:

Entertainment Category

Music

  1. Best Female Act: Mz Bratt, Nike Jemiyo, Cleo Sol, Cherri Voncelle, Hayle Cassidy, Lady Leshurr, Kyra, Princess Nyah, Yolanda Brown, Misha B, Lilas Lafleur, Kookie, NY, Emily Kay, Shiikane, Lea- Anna, Oneness Sankara
  2. Best Male Act: Angel, IKES, Smiler, Wiley, G Range, Clement Marfo, Jermaine Riley, J Sol, Donaeo, Valentine, Dele, Infecta, Scorcher, Fuse ODG, John Hectic, Micall Parknsun, Pane and Yardz, Alim Kamara
  3. Best Gospel Act: Guvna B, Faith D, Divine Divine, V9 Collective, New Rivers Choir,  Muyiwa and Riversongz, Andrew Bello, Meleke, Grace Galaxy, London Community Gospel Choir, Dolly P , Divine Impact, Lyrical Soldier
  4. Best International Act: Zahara, Camp Mulla, Cover Drive, Dbanj, Grace Galaxy, Ruff Kid
  5. Best UK AfroBeats Act: Fuse ODG, Mista Silva, May7ven, Kida Kudz, Musik Maestro, Shay, 2kriss, Shiikane, Tipsy, Mo Eazy, Vibes Squad, Ezi Emela
  6. Best UK Caribbean Act: Carol Thompson, Roger Robin, Sandra Cross, Maxi Priest, Lloyd Brown
  7. Best International Afrobeats Act: WizKid, DBanj, Wande Coal, Zahara, Iyanya, Chameleon, Ice Prince, Fally Ipupa, Sarkodie, Nameless, Nonini, Juliana Kanyomozi, Itz Tiffany
  8. Best International Caribbean Act: Movado, Vybz Kartel, Gyptian, Damain Marley, Sean Paul, Munga Tun Up, Konshens, Aidonia, Popcaan
  9. Best Producer: Mr J, Ayo Beatz, Perry Mystique, Victizzle, Rymez, J Weathers, Don Jazzy
  10. Best Video Director: P Designs, Sesan, Moe Musa, Elmino, Trail Pictures, AJE Filmworks, Antoine Dixon-Bellot Colin Tiley, Dego Visionz, Uvi Orogun, Akpe Ododoru, Duminas Alliance

Dance

  1. Best Dance Act: Boy Blue, CEO Dancers, High Rollaz, D3 Dancers, Project G, Akai, Dan-Kira, Cerebro
  2. Best Dance Choreographer: Ricardo Gomez, Kenrick Sandy, Ashley Banjo, Tony Adigun, Turbo

Comedy

  1. Best Comedian: Eddie Kadi, Babatunde, Funmbi,  Ola the comedian, A Dot Comedian, Geoff Shumann, Don’t Jealous Me, Prince Abdi

Radio

  1. Station of the year: Rainbow Radio, The soul of London Radio, Voice of Africa radio, Zimnet radio, Guess Radio, Bang Radio, Colourful Radio, Premier Gospel, Zimpower FM, Playvybz Radio, Zimonline Radio, East Africa Radio Online, Inspiration FM
  2. Radio personality of the year: Yinka Awojobi, Kojo, Ace and Vis, Dave P, Jade Avia, Nage, Kweku Frimpong, Dotun Adebayo, Geoff Shumann, Wayne Boucaud, Benita White, Julie Ann Ryan, Space Clottey

Newspapers/Magazines/Blogs

  1. Best Community Newspaper: The Voice, The Vision, GLA News, Afro News, Trumpet, Phoenix,
  2. Magazine of the year: Black Hair, New African Woman, Black Beauty and Hair, Dive Scribe, Rewind, Ovation, Fab Magazine, OK Nigeria, ,Ninetynine Magazine, Arise Magazine, Pride, Afro Pulp, Tropics, Zen
  3. Journalist of the year: Charlene White, Lukwesa Burak, Janelle Oswald, Mimi Fawz, Lorna Cooper, Henry Bonsu, Regina Jere-Malanda, Belinda Otas, Shoggy Tosh
  4. Blog of the year: Nissi Knows, Shadders, Notjustok.com, Bella Naija, Funmi Ogunja, Black Grape, Jennie Jenkins, Berry, Haut, Lolo’s Kloset, Jestina-George.com, Africa fashion guide, afrocentricityunleashed.com, The peoples Hub, Eighteen Forever, We Plug Good Music, Nollywood Uncut

Events

  1. Best Events Promoter: Smade, Cokobar.com, West Coast, Bashment Vibez, Play Entertainment, USH(UK Unsigned Hype), Deroots Promotions, Theodore Ibekwe PR, CRU NETWORK, FOCUS organization, Femtej Kreations media, Disk&Jockey entertainment, Cams promotions

DJ

  1. DJ of the year: Dj Neptizzle, DJ Unbeatable, Dj Fabuloz, DJ Shola Bee, DJ Xclusive, DJ Cameo, Dj Cee Cee, DJ French Kiss, DJ Lady G2, Dj Dubwise, Dj Longers, Dj Melody, Dj Eve Parkes

Photographers

  1. Best Photographer: Akwasi Photography, Sixoone Media(David Mbiyu), Trevor Griffiths(iDelick Media), Cassandra M Photography, EJS Photography, Dami Oyetade, (Idezign), Squiz Hamilton, Stuart Dayley,  Fire Shonu Photography, Sync Photography, Creative Piece, Adeyinka Adepitan, Vivida, Akpe Ododoru

Fashion Category:

Fashion Designers

  1. Best Male Fashion Designer: Adebayo Jones, Visual Artistic Designer, James Brendan, Keve, Kgtkkt Couture, Zekaryas Solomon, Kitoko, Obiora Ichiebuka, Yusuf Abubakar
  2. Best Female Fashion Designer: Bukki Ojo, Bestow Elan, Light of Marie, Fabryan, Rouge, Eki Orleans, Anita Quansah, Korlekie, Adopted Culture, Dionne Gooding, Bubbushiiky, Tina Lobondi, Janet Opoku, Linda Mirembe, House of Adjeiwaa, AGR Clothing, Dephne Madyara, Johanna Jasmine Maddix

Stylists

  1. Best Hair Stylist: Edmund Bossman, Junior Green, Eugene Davis, Charlotte Mensah, Donnie Smith, Sandra Webb, Verona White, Adeola Olase, Charlene Cumberbatch, Leon Jade, Joel D, Edee Beau, Ether
  2. Best Wardrobe Stylist: Samson Soboye, Joel Dash,  Tanesha Westcarr, Erica Matthews, Viennty Styling, Natasha Clarke, Crystal Deroche, Yemisi Adedipe, Sandra Aji, Samantha Watson , Jason Boateng, Abigail Ayoola

Make-up Artists

  1. Best Make-up Artist: Sophia Taylor, Sheeba Raye, Imelda Ladebo, Sophia Taylor, Kristy Prince, Saamia Khan, Joy Adenuga, Barbara Mensah, Dimple Patel, Ganga Bahambra, Edee Beau, CSG Make-up and beauty

Fashion Choreographers

  1. Best Fashion Choreographer: Reuben Joseph, Anouska Lewis, Yvonne Simon, Kwame Knight

Models

  1. Best male model: Martins Igbinedion, Dudley O’Shaughnessy, Hassan Resse, Guetan, Jeremy Boateng, Salisu Abdullai, Charles Rare, Duke Dadzie, Zebulun Delisser, Prince Nkay, Dwain Stephens, Hassan Reese
  2. Best female model: Symara Templeman, Juanita Francis, Sherene McNicholl, April Alexander, Nana Afua Antwi, Edith Uba, Lydia Harris, Samira Hashi, Rukundo Tusubira, Rosemary Chileshe, Lisette Mibo, Cynthia Chisom,
  3. Best Modelling Agency: LV Casting Agency, Minc Model Management, Mahogany Model Management, Stomp Model Management, D1 Model Management, Oxygen Model Management, Demus Castings

Beauty Pageants

  1. Best Beauty Pageant: Miss West Africa UK, Miss Ghana UK, Miss Zim Diamond,, Miss Uganda UK, Miss Jamaica UK, Miss Flavour UK, Miss Black Africa, Miss Congo UK, Queen of Zambia UK, Miss Nubian Pageant
  2. Best Beauty Queen: Miss Congo UK 2012, Ruvimbo Chinzou, Fatoumata Touray, Ann Marie M’Sichili, Victoria Okafor
  3. Best Former Beauty Queen: Shirley Dee, Vicky Ngari, Nicola Sackey, Maria Namiro, Ruvimbo Chinzou, Denise Hanson, Misha Terrett, Victoria Mtonga,
  4. Best Beauty Pageant Director: June Daley, Mavis Osei, Dennis Tawiah, Jacqueline Wabara, Bridgette Chalu, Glorianne Francis, Dele Onabowu , Justina Mutale, Jacqueline Matovu

Film Category

  1. Best director: Richard Ayoade, Noel Clarke, Patrick Campbell, Obi Emelonye, Christian Asaiku, Tawanda Chimuzinga, Samuell Benta, Lanre Balogun
  2. Best Actor: Wil Johnson, Anthony Manjaro, James Bryhan, Wale Ojo, David Ajala, Ken Smart
  3. Best Actresses: Fatima Jabe, Omotola Jalade, Queen Allen, Sherrie Silver , Lorraine Fox, Anita Bellamy, Uru Eke
  4. Best Film: Last Flight to Abuja, Amina, To The End Of The Road,  Moral Conflict, Amina, Shattered Hearts
  5. Best screenwriter/Scriptwriter : Obi Emelonye, Maxine Chantel, Bola Agbaje Ann Akin, Debra Odutuyo, Samuell Benta, Babi Isako, Tolulope Yesufu
  6. Best theatre production Meet The Adebanjos, Belong by Bola Agbaje, I stand corrected by Mojisola Adebayo

TV Category

  1. Best Actress: Tameka Empson, Dianne Parish, Michelle Asante, Kehinde Fadipe, Chizzy Akudolu, Freema Agyemam, Letitia Hector, Faridah Rimmer, Moji Bamfeta
  2. Best Actor: Chucky Venn, Ashley Walters, Jimmy Akingbola, Nonso Anozie, Aml Ameen, Wale Ojo, Hugh Quarshie, David Ajala, Samuell Benta
  3. Best TV Station: BEN TV, VOX Africa, Africa Channel, Hi TV, OH TV
  4. Best TV Show: Shoot The Messenger, The Hi Life, AfroBuzz,The Sporah Show, The Magazine Show, Meet The Adebanjos, New Generation Show, BBS(BEN TV)
  5. Best TV personality: Nana AFua Antwi, Alesha Dixon, Lukwesa Burak, Femi Amusan, James Sherwood, Sporah Njau, Leah Charles
  6. Best presenter: Fernand Frimpong Jnr, Nana Afua Antwi, Sporah Jau, Leah Charles, Reggie Yates, Adesope Olajide, Sugapuff, Remel London, Natalie Brown
  7. Best Webseries: Breach, Venus Vs Mars, All About The McKenzies, Before The Big Time,
  8. Best online TV: Factory 78, UPshot TV, SBTV, Time With Natalie, Gidiculture TV

ART Category

  1. Best Spoken Word Artist/Poets – Oneness Sankara, Alim Kamara, Dan Bosi, Chaleboy The Poet, Dean Atta
  2. Best Art Director – Trendy Couture, Kwame Knight, Akpe Ododoru, Ola Shobowale

BREAKING NEWS: BEFFTA AWARDS UK PRESS AND NOMINATION LAUNCH ANNOUNCED

Veteran hairstylist Angela Plummer, recipient of BEFFTA Special award BEST CREATIVE PERSONALITY 2011

Veteran hairstylist Angela Plummer, recipient of the special honorary award BEFFTA CREATIVE PERSONALITY 2011

After an overwhelming public nominations for Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts(BEFFTA) UK awards 2012, the final nominations decided by BEFFTA Members will be revealed at the official press and nomination launch on 26th September. The nomination announcing event will be held in Mayfair part of London and attended by various press,  industry personalities including previous BEFFTA winners and nominees.

BEFFTA awards UK is back in London for the 4th year to celebrate and recognise the achievements of hard-working and extremely talented personalities for their contributions in entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts.  Amongst the nominations categories are musicians, fashion designers, models, promoters, music producers, comedians, radio stations, TV stations, poets, Dj’s, beauty pageants, music video directors, models, journalists, magazines, newspapers, blogs, make-up artists, hair stylists, wardrobe stylists and more.

BBC Holby City star Jimmy Akingbola receives BEFFTA BEST TV ACTOR 2011

BBC Holby City star Jimmy Akingbola receives BEFFTA BEST TV ACTOR 2011

BREAKING NEWS: BEFFTA UK RED CARPET WITH EVIE

BEFFTA red carpet presenter - Evie Santos

BEFFTA red carpet presenter - Evie Santos

Evie Santos is the official BEFFTA TV red carpet presenter at the 4th annual BEFFTA UK awards. The talented and vibrant presenter will be rubbing shoulders with stars in entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts at the prestigious award ceremony in London on 27th October. Evie recently presented for Africa Fashion Week London. She is also a news reader for London Christian radio and a journalist at Flawless Women magazine.

BEFFTA UK public nominations close on 14th September.

BEFFTA Members revealed as the public nominate

With a record breaking number of public nominations streaming in daily, BEFFTA Members 2011 have their work cut out as they will be expected to present to the public the final BEFFTA awards 2011 nominees in September.

BEFFTA Members are professionals from different categories of entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts involved in the nomination process and are responsible for delivering the final list of nominees to go through the public voting. BEFFTA Members analyse and research on all nominees submitted by the general public as they too nominate in different categories. In addition to scouting raw talent, they are also good will ambassadors for BEFFTA awards ceremony.

Meet the BEFFTA Members 2011

Pauline Long - BEFFTA FOUNDER

Pauline Long - BEFFTA FOUNDER

Pauline Long is a multi-award winning entrepreneur, philanthropist and TV presenter. She is the CEO and founder of BEFFTA awards (the global brand), presenter and executive producer of BEFFTA TV show. She is also popularly known for her philanthropic work with charities through her beauty pageants Mr East Africa UK and Miss East Africa UK pageants. The former fashion editor of the popular UGpulse.com is also the managing editor of Miss East Africa UK magazine. She is currently writing her first motivational book called Pauline Long’s Daily Motivation.  The book has a page on facebook with plenty of motivational quotes. She manages one of London’s largest film studios; East End Studios. Crowned the most innovative Kenyan in the UK at UKAA awards, Pauline Long is now the face and ambassador of UK Kenyan Achievers awards and Africa International Achievers awards.

Pauline Long as a BEFFTA Member: “We are a community of very hard working and talented individuals, it is only right that credit is given where it’s deserved. A nomination alone can boost ones confidence to get to the next level; BEFFTA awards is here to inspire more and more personalities to achieve at the highest level. So many talented personalities go unnoticed and unrecognized but here at BEFFTA we are committed to reaching out to all creative talent whether known and unknown. At BEFFTA awards everyone putting in the hard work and passion in the industry is considered as somebody who deserves praise.”

www.eastendstudios.co.uk

www.shoutcampaign.co.uk

www.misseastafrica.co.uk

www.misseastafrica.co.uk/magazine

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pauline-Longs-Daily-Motivation/367560910498

SAMA DANGO - BEFFTA MEMBER

SAMA NDANGO - BEFFTA MEMBER

Sama is a certified celebrity coach, TV presenter, confidence trainer, actor, philanthropist, entrepreneur providing world-class services. He founded the Ndango Success Coaching Group, Mora Moda Model and Talent Agency, a respected Judge in creative competitions, event organiser(Miss African Beauty and Face Of Mora Moda), renowned marketing and strategic consultant to distinguished International Organizations.  He is continually inspiring and changing countless people’s lives; a true gentleman and a rightful genius in his own field.

He is also popularly known in the media as “Mr Fix It” through his Celebrity Fix It boot camps, where he coaches numerous Celebrities, entrepreneurs, high profile talents eliminate mind blockages, discover their uniqueness (personal branding), establish a purpose for their life’s and unleash their true potentials.

Sama as a BEFFTA Member: “I look forward to promoting BEFFTA across my networks and scouting extraordinary talented individuals through my TV show(The Sama Ndango Show) to be recognised by BEFFTA. I see BEFFTA as an inspirational platform that uplifts, recognises and gives back to our community which is similar to what I do, so BEFFTA is family to me”.

www.thesamandangoshow.com

www.mora-moda.com

CHRISTINE KAYISHA - BEFFTA MEMBER

CHRISTINE KAYISHA - BEFFTA MEMBER

Script writer and producer Christine Rugurika Kayisha launched her career in production in 2005 with the play ‘Cinderella under the African & Caribbean Fever’, which toured in London for 13 dates.

She then producing radio shows on Voice of Africa radio. She co-hosted  The  Africa Jam show & the famous blind date, with Tomi and Chochoe, calling themselves The Ebony Angels.

Her latest script called ‘BREACH’ is currently being co-produced by Serena Nalty. So far, they produced the pilot entitled ‘THE TRAP’, an exclusive live production (play) of BREACH and are now finalizing the Episode 1 entitled ‘DILEMMA’.

Christine as a BEFFTA member: “I’m looking forward to bringing opportunities to ‘unseen’ artists to have a platform and be able to mingle around the ‘seen’ artists. I look forward to bringing new ideas to the awards. BEFFTA is important because it brings all the best that UK has to offer in the Black community. I think this award can also bring more encouragement to those who have been struggling in their passion”.

http://www.dsbcproduction.com

CHUKA ROYALTY - BEFFTA MEMBER

CHUKA ROYALTY - BEFFTA MEMBER

Chuka Royalty is a rapper, singer-songwriter and instrumentalist. The multi-talented star has collaborated with a number of high profile artists including including award-winning musician and Minister Sonnie Badu, Faith Child and more. He has worked on several projects with the world renowned producer Shabach who has now taken Chuka Royalty under his wing as part of Beautiful Sounds Label. Chuka is currently working on his EP due to release soon.

UKGospel.com hailed him as an artist to watch.

Chuka as a BEFFTA Member: “The inspirational thing about BEFFTA is the fact that they acknowledge raw talent and really gifted people who are not always in the limelight. I’m looking forward to bringing my fresh raw energy to BEFFTA this year and be part of the whole great experience”.

www.chukaroyalty.com

ETHEL ELAKA - BEFFTA MEMBER

ETHEL ELAKA - BEFFTA MEMBER

Ethel Elaka is an entrepreneur and artist, a proud owner of BEFFTA award winning company Effycom Productions, and double BEFFTA nominated pageant Queen Of Zambia UK and Effycom Productions, was established in 2008. Effycom Productions is a branding and marketing company, and thus far enabled Ethel to work alongside some great individuals and establishments like MTV, BBC1xtra, KISS100 and more. This elevated Ethel to a position where others seeking knowledge about the industry and how to start their businesses, seek advice from her for their career options and general motivation on coping within the industry and how to further their careers.

Ethel as a BEFFTA Member: “I look forward to exploring deeper into the entertainment industry and have the unsung heroes of the industry the recognition and credibility they deserve as well as ensuring they are aware of BEFFTA awards and what it stands for. The BEFFTA awards are important to me as I’m a woman of ethnic minority and I recognise how tough it is to try and get your business to succeed when people will not give you a chance just because you are not a well known brand; BEFFTA provides people like me and many others that window of opportunity”.

http://www.effycomproductions.co.uk

http://www.queenofzambiauk.co.uk

http://www.elaka.blogspot.com/

VERONA WHITE - BEFFTA MEMBER

VERONA WHITE - BEFFTA MEMBER

Verona White is a celebrity hairstylist who has styled many high profile professionals in the UK for 28 years. A keen business woman, Verona visits the US, China and Brazil to teach and to keep up to date with the latest trends for her clients. Her clients include Trisha Goddard, Michelle Gayle, Denise Lewis, June Sarpong and many more.

Verona as a BEFFTA Member: “I look forward to celebrating unknown talent. BEFFTA is very important to me because it is one of a kind ceremony where you do not have to be a celebrity to be a part of it; it’s about real people with real talent”.

www.veronawhite.com

BEFFTA Awards 2011 public nominations are now open

BEFFTA Awards 2011 public nominations are now open

BEFFTA Awards 2011 public nominations are now open

Public nominations for BEFFTA UK Awards; the prestigious awards ceremony that celebrates and rewards the achievements of the known and unknown black personalities within entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts is now officially open to the public. The public nomination process is expected to end in July 2011.

The 3rd annual BEFFTA awards night is confirmed to take place in the Black History Month on 22nd  October 2011 at an exclusive prestigious venue with specially invited guests. Meanwhile, BEFFTA Awards USA 2011 debut in Antlanta was a success.

Even though the nominations are purely based on the public nominating, the final nomination list will be decided by BEFFTA members and revealed at the nomination and press launch. BEFFTA Members consists of a panel of professionals from the world of entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts.

This full red carpet glamorous event is set to be an amazing night with hardworking individuals from the industry celebrating their achievements in the heart of Europe’s busiest city, London.

Send in your nominations to: nominations@beffta.com

For more information on BEFFTA 2011 nominations and categories, visit:

http://www.beffta.com/news/?page_id=7

BEFFTA Awards 2010 public nominations are now open

BEFFTA AWARDS 2010 PUBLIC NOMINATIONS OPEN

Public nominations for BEFFTA UK Awards; the prestigious awards ceremony that celebrates and rewards the achievements of the known and unknown black personalities within entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts is now officially open to the public. The public nomination process is expected to end on 9th August.

The second annual BEFFTA awards night is confirmed to take place in the Black History Month on 30th October at the prestigious Central Hall Westminster, The Great Hall. Meanwhile, BEFFTA Awards will debut in USA in September.

Even though the nominations are purely based on the public nominating, the final nomination list will be decided by BEFFTA members and revealed on 16th August. BEFFTA Members consists of a panel of twenty professionals from the world of entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts.

This full red carpet glamorous event is set to be an amazing night with hardworking individuals from the industry celebrating their achievements in the heart of Europe’s busiest city, London.

Send in your nominations to: nominations@beffta.com

For more information on BEFFTA 2010 nominations and categories, visit:

http://www.beffta.com/news/?page_id=7

BEFFTA Awards confirmed for USA

Supermodel Julius Reuben at BEFFTA awards UK at Hilton Metropole, London

With BEFFTA awards UK confirmed to take place on 30th October at the grand Central Hall, Great Hall Westminster London, 2010 is set to be an exciting year for black personalities within Entertainment, film, fashion, television and arts industries as USA is now preparing to grace BEFFTA Awards.

BEFFTA awards USA is set to take place in September 2010 brought to you by International Style Inc.  We will share with you more updates as they come on this great development, stay tuned!